Environment


We made great advances fighting climate change and shielding our country public lands, waterways and air quality under President Obama. The Department of Transportation and the EPA issued new fuel-economy standards. The Environmental Protection Agency took steps to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from the largest concentrated source of emissions in the United States — coal-fired power plants. But under the Trump Administration our country is now the sole nation in the world that is not a party to the Paris Climate Agreement. Donald Trump has called climate change “a hoax invented by the Chinese,” and by choosing to ignore the consensus of the scientific community on climate change, he is putting our country’s health, security, and economy at risk.

Democrats are committed to champion the protection of our water, air, coasts, and people from environmental hazards. As the representative for the 3rd district, I will fight to curb the effects of climate change, protect Georgia’s natural resources, and ensure the quality of our air, water, and land for current and future generations. As a team, your congress can strengthen these protections and create jobs connected to environmental protection for Georgians. We can advocate for policies that address climate change and prioritize preserving the health of our environment for the betterment of our citizens and economic prosperity.

We need to build on President Obama’s progress. Climate change is one of our country’s greatest challenges and addressing this imperative danger could make America the world’s clean energy leader and create prosperity with millions of good-paying jobs. The collaboration of workers, business owners, scientists and citizens, the public and the private sector is key to confronting our biggest environmental challenges and paving the way to a more sustainable America.

As your 3rd District Representative, Dr. Val Almonord will fight to:

  • Support advancements in renewable energy respecting Georgia initiatives
  • Support a “no” vote for drilling off Georgia’s coastline
  • Fight for environmental equality by making sure that our low-income communities are not bearing the brunt of industrial and commercial projects
  • Fight to keep coal ash from our clean water supply
  • Safeguard our neighborhoods from climate change

It is a privilege to serve in elected office, and I will serve with the highest ethical standards. Together, we can make a better Georgia.

Vote for me! I will fight for you.